A COUPLE had a lucky escape when a white van ploughed into their thatched cottage.
Val and Steve Fossey were about go to bed when the van flew over the hedge and became embedded in the hall and kitchen of the home in Maulden, Bedfordshire.
Neighbours tied the driver’s legs with string until police arrived.
Val, 67, said if she had left the living room ‘I don’t know what would have happened’.
Structural engineers were assessing the £500,000 16th century listed cottage yesterday.